Montgomery County Council member Valerie Ervin, long mentioned as a possible candidate for county executive in 2014 , is moving closer to running. Ervin (D-Silver Spring) said she is in “serious discussions” with two national Democratic operatives, pollster Fred Yang and media consultant Martha McKenna, about roles in the campaign.
Incumbent Isiah Leggett (D) has yet to announce whether he will seek a third term. But Ervin said if she runs, it will be regardless of whether Leggett is in or out.
“I’m getting a lot of incredible feedback that people want to see me move ahead,” she said. “I thought it would be timely for me to begin to think about what kind of team I would put together.”
Ervin, a former labor organizer and member of the Montgomery County Board of Education, said the idea of running began to take shape in 2011, the year she served as president of the county council.